Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Windows Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 83 86
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 49 69 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.75% 2.16% 2.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.12% 9.66% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 47 40
Manchester median daily rate £325 £303 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.44% -6.92% -7.28%
10th Percentile £135 £174 £173
90th Percentile £545 £390 £426
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £319
% change year-on-year - +1.96% +12.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 - £15.50
10th Percentile £13.95 - £12.88
90th Percentile £21.25 - £20.63
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.67
% change year-on-year -4.76% +25.97% -33.32%

Windows Server 2012 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 537 714 745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.15% 22.34% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 486 370
Manchester median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £159 £176 £170
90th Percentile £555 £500 £482
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 26 79
Manchester median hourly rate £19.50 £15.13 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.93% -0.82% +8.93%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.69 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £15.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year +13.37% -9.56% +13.33%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +4 3 £300 -43.53% 5
Salford +5 2 £175 -49.09% 6
Bolton -6 2 £450 +71.43% 1
Windows Server 2012
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (77.55%) Windows Server
3 31 (63.27%) Microsoft
4 23 (46.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (44.90%) SQL Server
6 21 (42.86%) Active Directory
7 19 (38.78%) VMware
8 16 (32.65%) SQL
9 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (28.57%) PowerShell
10 12 (24.49%) Windows 10
10 12 (24.49%) DNS
10 12 (24.49%) Finance
11 11 (22.45%) Visual Studio
11 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (22.45%) Office 365
12 9 (18.37%) ITIL
12 9 (18.37%) .NET
13 8 (16.33%) Citrix
14 7 (14.29%) HP
14 7 (14.29%) XML
14 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
14 7 (14.29%) Migration
14 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
14 7 (14.29%) REST
14 7 (14.29%) Windows 7
14 7 (14.29%) DevOps
15 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
15 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.24%) IIS
2 4 (8.16%) Apache
2 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (22.45%) Office 365
2 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) DNS
2 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.20%) DHCP
3 5 (10.20%) Network Security
3 5 (10.20%) VLAN
4 3 (6.12%) Wireshark
5 2 (4.08%) Firewall
5 2 (4.08%) FTP
5 2 (4.08%) SAN
5 2 (4.08%) VPN
5 2 (4.08%) WAN
6 1 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.04%) Internet
6 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.04%) LAN
6 1 (2.04%) NAS
6 1 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.04%) Skype
6 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.08%) MS Access
6 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.12%) MSI
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.12%) Toad
2 3 (6.12%) WinDbg
3 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.04%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Retail
3 5 (10.20%) Retail Finance
4 4 (8.16%) Billing
4 4 (8.16%) General Ledger
5 3 (6.12%) Back Office
6 1 (2.04%) Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Consultant
2 5 (10.20%) Developer
2 5 (10.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Architect
3 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Server Support
4 3 (6.12%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Customer Support Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Technical Customer Support
4 3 (6.12%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Technical Support
4 3 (6.12%) Technical Support Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 7 (14.29%) REST
2 7 (14.29%) XML
3 6 (12.24%) Web Services
4 4 (8.16%) SOAP
4 4 (8.16%) XSLT
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.04%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Fintech
2 2 (4.08%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) iPhone
3 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (77.55%) Windows Server
3 23 (46.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (24.49%) Windows 10
6 7 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) ITIL
2 7 (14.29%) DevOps
2 7 (14.29%) Migration
3 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
3 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
4 4 (8.16%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (8.16%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (8.16%) People Management
4 4 (8.16%) Practice Management
4 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
4 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
4 4 (8.16%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.12%) Network Management
5 3 (6.12%) SDLC
5 3 (6.12%) Validation
6 2 (4.08%) Regression Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Service Management
6 2 (4.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.16%) XPath
4 3 (6.12%) C#
4 3 (6.12%) Python
5 2 (4.08%) VBA
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.16%) DBS Check
3 3 (6.12%) MCSE
4 1 (2.04%) CCA
4 1 (2.04%) CCNA
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.04%) MCSA
4 1 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.12%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) XenApp
4 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.04%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.04%) Xen
4 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Puppet
2 3 (6.12%) BladeLogic
2 3 (6.12%) SCCM
3 1 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (63.27%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.78%) VMware
3 8 (16.33%) Citrix
4 7 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (6.12%) Apple
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle
6 2 (4.08%) AppDynamics
6 2 (4.08%) Blue Prism
6 2 (4.08%) Sage
7 1 (2.04%) Adobe
7 1 (2.04%) Avaya
7 1 (2.04%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.04%) IronPort
7 1 (2.04%) Lotus
7 1 (2.04%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (2.04%) Polycom
7 1 (2.04%) Tableau
7 1 (2.04%) Veeam